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How to create a bespoke signature fragrance for your candle business

client in the lab creating perfume with me

About the Course

Create a bespoke and signature fragrance for your candle business!
Learn formulating fragrance techniques directly from a Head Perfumer in a Chelsea Perfume Studio, using a real perfume organ containing over 100 fragrance material and natural notes, industry led techniques and methodologies.

This is an expert one to one focused fragrance making workshop, designed to enable you to create a signature fragrance for your candle business using a perfumer’s industry led expertise and techniques. The workshop is hands on, engaging and technical. Suitable for beginners.

Zaga is a founder of Beauty Handmade. She is a Head Perfumer and Master Candle Maker with a strong passion for fragrances and a commercial creative mind, with over 15 years of industry experience. Winner of the Lux Life Magazine Best Fragrance Consultant and Candle Designer 2020.

To enter the home fragrance market you need:-
To stand out and be different with an authentic brand story and a superior quality fragranced product to compete in the home fragrance industry. Beauty Handmade inspires and trains ambitious individuals to build meaningful and rich candle brands that disrupts the already crowded market.

You will compose your own signature fragrance for your candle business having access to over 100 fragrance material on the day. A Perfumer will be with you every step of the way to help you create your balanced signature fragrance for your candle or reed diffuser business.

You will leave my workshop inspired, motivated and confident.

Who is this course suitable for?
Existing companies or new brands/individuals who recognise and fully understand the importance of designing a brand signature fragrance that creates uniqueness and a deeper connection between your brand and your customer which is crucial for the success of your brand.

If you will be redeeming a CraftCourses gift voucher on this course, the voucher code must be provided at the point of booking.

What's included in the price?

On this course you will learn:
- An introduction to perfumery
- The importance of developing a signature fragrance for your business
- Why the fragrance industry is so secretive
- The types of fragrance materials to work with and the equipment needed
- Fragrance testing for your business
- Natural VS synthetic compositions
- Characteristics of fragrance material
- Do middle, top and base notes really matter?
- Suppliers contact details for sourcing fragrance material in the UK (for international brands and companies I will provide USA suppliers list of details)
- How to smell – professionally like a perfumer - nose training session
-How to formulate a professionally constructed fragrance

All equipment and material along with printed out notes will be available to you to take home including a 15ml of your fragrance made on the day along with any vials of testers that you make.

Plenty of teas and coffees with be served during the workshop.

Price of the workshop is per person. I appreciate that you wish to bring a friend, family member or a colleague and please note that they are required to pay a full price if they are to accompany you to the workshop. No discounts are offered.

Support after the workshop: I do provide complementary further support as I appreciate you may have questions to ask and obstacles to take care of on your product and business development journey.

Copyright content and workshop materials:
All workshop content is copyright protected. This simply means that you cannot copy it without permission.


Zaga at Beauty Handmade
559 Kings Road, Kings Court, Chelsea
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3 hours (flexible times to suit)

Next available date

1st January 2021

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Suitable for

  • Corporate days out & team building
  • Public transport
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Teenagers

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In-person course
- - #20680

Zaga is a gem! She is knowledgeable, passionate about perfumery and with a sense of motivation that is quite infectious. Following the perfumery workshop, I am now developing my own scents. I even booked a second workshop to delve deeper. Thank you Zaga. You are an amazing teacher!

In-person course
- - #16308

Zaga offers a unique opportunity to learn about understanding and creating fragrances. Ideal for learning the basics or developing fragrance-formulating further.

I had a wonderful afternoon exploring fragrances and also being challenged creatively. Thank you!

In-person course
- - #15622

THE BEST EXPERIENCE EVER!!! Zaga is an amazing teacher, she teaches with passion and it was beautiful spending one whole day with her doing two workshops. Now I want to go home to Rome and start my own business. Guilia and Thank you Zaga

In-person course
- - #12578

I absolutely loved my course with Zaga. With no prior knowledge i left with a really thorough understanding of not only what i need to do to make my individual product but the tools needed to get up and running.

Zaga is very knowledgeable and generous with her information and clearly wants others5 to succeed in their ventures.

I would thoroughly recommend this training for anyone looking to build a business from their own unique candles.

In-person course
- - #9996

I attended this course yesterday and felt that I learnt so much from Zagga. She is warm, friendly and incredibly knowledgeable about fragrance and candle making. She made the session fun and relaxing and the 3 hours flew by! I came away with the knowledge to now start my own business and I now know where I was going wrong previously. She cares about what she does and is very passionate about her business. Well worth the trip up to London for the day! Thank you!

In-person course
- - #9845

Zaga is warm, welcoming and, above all, very knowledgeable in what she does. I'm sure what she has taught me in a relatively short space of time is going to help me avoid alot of the mistakes I probably would have made without her guidance. I am looking forward to putting into practice what I have learnt. Thank you Zaga!

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- - #9212

I searched the internet for a few weeks for various candle making courses. I finally came across her workshops and I instantly knew she was the one! I could see that she offered the complete package. I was sure that I would learn so much more working one to one with her, rather than in a class or online. Zaga exceeded my expectations. She is a professional, passionate perfumer and was keen to impart so many tips and tricks of the trade which are impossible to obtain online or in books. She encouraged me to think outside the box and look at creating perfumes for my candles as a form of art rather than just a science. I went to the workshop thinking I knew exactly what I wanted to do - that all changed within 5 minutes of working with her! I am certain that she has saved me a lot of time and money by teaching me correct procedures and what pitfalls to avoid. Thanks Zaga!

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- - #9207

This course is great for anyone wanting to learn about Fragrance combining with no knowledge of the field. Zaga was really great to learn from and it was evident she had a passion for fragrance. The course was full of different projects and it was really interesting and exciting when it came to fragrance combining.

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- - #8506

Zaga had a professional approach in which you could tell she has a passion for fragrance. She made everything simple to understand and stepped through the stages of determining scents. Scents are very individual and she encouraged this. The application of fragrance to candles was key to this session. This was the unique selling point I wanted to understand. Thank you Zaga for your generous sharing of information.

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